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Old 01-04-2016, 02:08 AM   #1
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1st TT, two weeks & 5K miles later

Hey All,
As stated, bought a used 2015 Jay Flight 26-BH on 16 Dec and on 19 Dec headed out on a trip from Seattle to San Antonio and back. I'm back to tell the tale and will post my adventure in the TT section.

*Towing a new trailer, within days of purchase, across the nation, over snow covered mountains, in below freezing temps, with limited knowledge of how a TT operates, is not recommended (especially if your are inexperienced at towing). I had my reasons, and I can assure you that none of them warranted the risk I put myself and my family in. I will post a detailed "lessons learned" and hopefully get some great advise from Jayco owners in this forum.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:35 AM   #2
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Let me guess! Frozen water lines? Stuck going up hill or slid into soft ground next to lane. Too tight a turn and again stuck in soft ground. Stuck stuck stuck and you fill in the reasons. Ran out of fuel due to reduced milage while towing. Dead battery from running the furnace all night and maybe leaving the TV attached so you killed the TV battery too. There are many others but those are the most likely. Even veteran RVers face some of these when we let down our guards and don't think before we tow.

Sounds like you made it home. Hopefully with little or no damage.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:50 AM   #3
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Hey All,
As stated, bought a used 2015 Jay Flight 26-BH on 16 Dec and on 19 Dec headed out on a trip from Seattle to San Antonio and back. I'm back to tell the tale and will post my adventure in the TT section.

*Towing a new trailer, within days of purchase, across the nation, over snow covered mountains, in below freezing temps, with limited knowledge of how a TT operates, is not recommended (especially if your are inexperienced at towing). I had my reasons, and I can assure you that none of them warranted the risk I put myself and my family in. I will post a detailed "lessons learned" and hopefully get some great advise from Jayco owners in this forum.
I like stories like yours with happy(?) endings. I'm looking forward to learning more about your experience *.

* "Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted".
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I love unedited stories, warts and all.

Look forward to hearing how your trip to the Lone Star State went.
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First...
CONGRATULATIONS on the JAYCO!!!

...and WELCOME TO JOF!!! The members here are GREAT!!! There is a lot of GREAT information to be found here. I am sure that you will have information and pictures to share with us... so please do!!

Can't wait to hear the story...

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Welcome to JOF and also can't wait for rest of the story
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Congratulations and welcome! Anxious to hear about your "baptism by fire"
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If my math is correct that's 357 miles a day. Can't Waite to hear what your reason was. My DW would have jumped ship by day 3 on this type of travel plan.
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